Hackberry Emperor

Asterocampa celtis

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Asterocampa celtis, the hackberry emperor, is a North American butterfly that belongs to the brushfooted butterfly family, Nymphalidae. It gets its name from the hackberry tree (Celtis occidentalis and others in the genus Celtis) upon which it lays its eggs. The hackberry tree is the only host plant for A. celtis and is the food source for larvae.

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  1. (c) jackiebaum, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/2144378
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asterocampa_celtis

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